Archives for September 2012

Shaun + Shannon’s Proposal

Being in NY for a photoshoot, Shaun saw the perfect opportunity to propose to his girlfriend, Shannon. Under the impression that they were going to dinner with some friends down near Brooklyn Bridge Park, Shannon had no idea what was coming. After receiving a text that their friends were running late, Shaun suggested they take a walk in the park to take in the view and take some pictures. Shaun had his friend and fantastic photographer, Sara Kerens, waiting to photograph when Shaun popped the question and then take some portraits of the couple to celebrate the moment. That was followed by a romantic dinner at Pure Food and Wine in Manhattan and a stay at The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn.

“Rachael from Sweet Pea Events was crucial in helping me plan this special day for my sweet fiancé. Being from half way across the country and trying to plan a proposal in a city that is so big can be a very overwhelming task. Rachael was able to help me with location ideas, develop a realistic timeline for getting to all the spots, and made the dinner experience at Pure Food and Wine so memorable. We arrived at the restaurant to a beautiful set up with personalized details and Shannon’s favorite flowers awaiting on our reserved table. I’m so grateful for Rachael and Sweet Pea Events for all their help in making this the most memorable moment of our lives!”

Proposal photos and portraits by Sara Kerens
Dinner details and landscapes by Shaun Menary

Katy + Stephen’s Proposal

Stephen and Katy met in 8th grade and had been dating since their freshmen year of high school. We asked Stephen a lot of questions to help us prepare for the proposal so that we could get a feel for her style and the exact type of proposal that she would love. He wanted the setting to be intimate, just the two of them. So, we ended up deciding that it would be the perfect setting to stage the proposal at The Reata in Fort Worth, and reserved a private room for them that our team transformed into a Parisian café. Stephen told Katy they had a work dinner there, but to Katy’s sheer surprise she walked into a fully decorated room just for her, and Stephen got down on one knee and proposed! She had no idea at all that he was going to propose that night – mission successful! J Midnight in Paris played on the tv while Katy + Stephen sipped on French 75s, Jamie from Posta Bella sketched adorable photos of the couple and of her new sparkly ring. We had signage and sweets custom made for the couple that were super fun for photos. Eiffel Tower ornaments were favors that were part of the tablescape and treasures that they took home from the evening. We had Posh Floral prepare an amazing “proposal bouquet” for Katy and had Paloma’s Nest create a custom bouquet tile with their initials, that Katy will be able to use on her wedding day bouquet and cherish forever. These are just a few of the details that went into this sweet proposal.

“I could not have dreamed of a more perfect proposal. After 10 years together, I never thought Stephen would be able to pull off a surprise proposal. With the help of Kelly and Meaghan, that is exactly what they did. Words cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for them helping Stephen create one of the most memorable nights of our lives. The whole night was tailored to us with amazing attention to detail. I love that we are able to share the photos and video of the night with our family and friends. The beautiful sketches by Jamie are something that we will always have on display in our home to remind us of that night. It is a memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life!”
“Kelly and Meaghan – THANK YOU for making our night so special! Stephen was able to enjoy the night without having to worry about any of the details. You both are amazing event planners and we highly recommend you!”
-Katy Grimes

“Thank you Kelly and Meaghan! Your creativity and meticulous planning helped make my proposal to Katy so memorable. The amount of detail put into setting the scene was beyond anything I could have achieved alone. Given a few examples of Katy’s preferences, you created a totally personalized atmosphere. Our constant communication leading up to the proposal allowed me to relax and focus on Katy, knowing that everything was in place. I know now that I would have been a mess if given any more responsibility! Katy and I will never forget the night of our engagement, thanks in no small part to all of your input. The photos and video have been invaluable, allowing us to share the experience with our loved ones. I could not recommend your services enough to a prospective groom!”
-Stephen Parkinson

Photography and video by John Christopher Photography